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Does the Bible Teach Predestination?
An Exegetical Debate


Dr. James White vs Darryl Barksdale

Biographical information for: James White, Th.D.

James White has the great privilege of serving as an elder in the Phoenix Reformed Baptist Church. He is also the Director of Alpha and Omega Ministries, a Christian apologetics organization which he co-founded in 1983. He currently works as a Critical Consultant on the New American Standard Bible Update, is an adjunct professor teaching for Golden Gate Baptist Theological Seminary (having taught Systematic Theology, Christology, Apologetics, Greek and Hebrew), and also teaches for Columbia Evangelical Seminary. He is an author, having written more than a dozen books, including such works as Letters to a Mormon Elder, The King James Only Controversy, Is the Mormon My Brother?, Mary—Another Redeemer?, The Roman Catholic Controversy, Grieving: Our Path Back to Peace, God’s Sovereign Grace, Drawn by the Father, and his most recent work, The Forgotten Trinity. He has also contributed to such works as Sola Scriptura: The Protestant Position on the Bible and has written a number of articles for the Christian Research Journal.

James has earned an M.A. from Fuller Theological Seminary, and the Th.M/Th.D degree from Columbia Evangelical Seminary, a non-traditional seminary specializing in providing mentoring-based education. James is currently working on two youth books (one on creation, one on the Bible), and two books on the topic of Scripture—one on Bible translations, the other on the sufficiency of Scripture. He is also the host of the Thursday evening edition of The Voice of Sovereign Grace on WMCA Radio in New York City, and also hosts The Dividing Line, the radio ministry of Alpha and Omega Ministries on KPXQ, 960AM in Phoenix.

Dr. White is a veteran debater, having engaged in twenty-four public, moderated debates against the leading Roman Catholic apologists in the United States. He has extensive experience in evangelizing the LDS people, having led a group of volunteers in passing out tracts and sharing the gospel at the past 29 consecutive General Conferences in Salt Lake City, and at the LDS Easter Pageant in Mesa, Arizona, for the past fifteen years. He has also done numerous radio debates live on the air in Salt Lake City with LDS Apologists.

James is married to Kelli, and has two children, Joshua Daniel and Summer Marie. His hobbies (when all his work allows for it) are weight-lifting, bicycling, chess, and tickling his kids.

James is a churchman. That is, he believes it is God’s will, revealed in Scripture, that the Church of Jesus Christ be the "pillar and foundation of the truth," and that the highest calling a man can receive is to serve Christ in His Church. Therefore, all of James’ life, including decisions regarding ministry, writing, education and employment, center around his stated desire to glorify Christ through the edification of the people of God gathered in Christ’s Church.

 Biographical Information for Darryl Barksdale:

Darryl L. Barksdale is first and foremost, a disciple of the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.

Secondarily, he is the devoted husband of Tracy, and the father of Jaclyn, Justin, Jenny, Michele, Erica, Aaron, Lindsay, Lauren, and Scott. He is also the President of the Foundation for Apologetic Information & Research (FAIR), and is an ardent student of the Holy Word of God, Christian History, and the Early Church Fathers.

Mr. Barksdale claims no special title, and quickly affirms that he is not a scholar. He holds no advanced degrees. He is not published in any mainstream Christian journals. He is not esteemed as one of the intellectual "elite" within the LDS church or elsewhere within Christianity.

He is simply a humble follower of Christ, and a devoted student of Holy Writ.

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